What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, February 5-7, 2021

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Looking for something to do with the kids this weekend in Columbus? Try out one of these 10 family-friendly Columbus and Ohiobased events and activities!

Please double check the link and/or call to make sure events are still happening! Lots of things are changing during this time and this information may change after it is published!

Looking for some unique ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts for your kids? Check out: Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Kids in Central Ohio!

1. Half Priced Admission at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

From January 4-February 28, 2021, admission is half priced to Columbus Zoo! The Zoo will be open from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM daily. At this time, timed tickets are not required though capacity is limited.

2. Virtual Storytimes from ProMusica

ProMusica has many Musical Storytime episodes on their YouTube channel! These are for young kids and include stories and musicians who play instruments along with the stories! When you click the link you will also find links to their virtual family concert that was recorded in March.

3. Columbus Symphony Orchestra Kids Korner

Check out the Kids Korner website where you can take a virtual tour of Ohio Theatre, print coloring pages of instruments and composers, learn how to read music, learn about composers and play games!

4. DIY Winter Hike with Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks

Winter Hikes are happening at your own pace this year and each month different parks are featured. Pick up a Winter Hike Passport from a staff member and collect a patch for completing 7 hikes.

5. Mommy & Me Cooking: Super Green Smoothies with Fit4Mom

Join Fit4Mom UA + Hilliard for a Zoom session with a registered dietitian to learn how to make Super Green Smoothies with chia seeds. This session takes place on Friday at 2:00 PM. You can join in and make the smoothie live.

6. National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day at Dell’s Homemade Ice Cream

The first Saturday in February is National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day! I did not find a whole lot of events this year, so if you know of any please post them in the comments!

You can celebrate at Dell’s Homemade Ice Creams in Powell with special sundaes from 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM. You are encouraged to come in your pajamas! 

7. Black History Month with Ohio History Connection

In celebration of Black History Month, Ohio History Connection invites you to take part in special programming. All programming is virtual and free for Ohio History Connection members unless noted. Advanced registration is required. This weekend’s program includes: Connecting Cultures: Masks, Identity, and Community on Saturday at 10:00 AM. Learn about 3 distinct African cultures and create an African mask. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

8. Author Jason Tharp Virtual Storytime with Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers

Join author and illustrator Jason Tharp for a virtual story time hosted by Cover to Cover on Saturday at 10:00 AM. The book is It’s Okay to Smell Good! There is also a free activity guide at the link.

9. Molly of Denali Story Time with Westerville Public Library

Enjoy a Molly of Denali virtual story time on Facebook Live on Saturday at 10:00 AM. There will also be bonus content to download at home!

10. Winter Carriage Rides at Easton Town Center

Winter Carriage Rides will be offered on Saturdays and Sundays until February 14, 2021. Rides are $10/person (cash only). Children under age 15 ride for free with a paying adult. Hours are Saturday: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM and Sunday: 3:00 PM-7:00 PM.

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*Please be aware,  information is gathered from multiple community sources.  Times, dates and locations are subject to change. There may be a fee to participate in a featured activity.  Please call ahead or check links to confirm activities. Inclusion of an event on this list is not considered an endorsement. Please use your best judgement when attending public events and consult your doctor if you have questions regarding the safety level of a public event. Read my disclaimer here. Enjoy what you do today!*

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